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I've been having sholder pains. What are some remedies to relieve the pain?

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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Rest,ice

If the problem is something minor, the symptoms may resolve with rest from offending activity, ice , and nsaids if symptoms persist i would recommend orthopedic exam and/or x-ray and MRI scan.

In brief: Rest,ice

If the problem is something minor, the symptoms may resolve with rest from offending activity, ice , and nsaids if symptoms persist i would recommend orthopedic exam and/or x-ray and MRI scan.
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
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Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Shoulder Pain

The first step toward treating your shoulder pain is getting a correct diagnosis.
Generally speaking, nsaids (i.e. Ibuprofen) may reduce symptoms of pain. Maintaining flexibility of the shoulder can be helpful, and some strengthening exercises to improve function are all good things to do. However, i cannot over-emphasize the importance of a correct diagnosis. Good luck!

In brief: Shoulder Pain

The first step toward treating your shoulder pain is getting a correct diagnosis.
Generally speaking, nsaids (i.e. Ibuprofen) may reduce symptoms of pain. Maintaining flexibility of the shoulder can be helpful, and some strengthening exercises to improve function are all good things to do. However, i cannot over-emphasize the importance of a correct diagnosis. Good luck!
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
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Dr. Thomas Duffy
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Rest and motion

Try to figure out what activities cause the pain and try to avoid those for now.
A trial of nsaids (ibuprofen/naproxen) will help decrease inflammation. I would encourage you to keep trying to move your shoulder to avoid a frozen shoulder which can be very painful. Ice will help with some inflammation and it has a temporary numbing effect. A steroid injection is also a possibility in the future.

In brief: Rest and motion

Try to figure out what activities cause the pain and try to avoid those for now.
A trial of nsaids (ibuprofen/naproxen) will help decrease inflammation. I would encourage you to keep trying to move your shoulder to avoid a frozen shoulder which can be very painful. Ice will help with some inflammation and it has a temporary numbing effect. A steroid injection is also a possibility in the future.
Dr. Thomas Duffy
Dr. Thomas Duffy
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Dr. Douglas Mund
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Varied

There are many reasons for shoulder pain and the treatment depends on the circumstances.
If traumatic in nature then rest, heat/ice and anti-inflammatory medications work best. Physical therapy may also help. But shoulder pain can also be a sign of diseases of internal organs including the lungs and heart. A careful medical evaluation is needed.

In brief: Varied

There are many reasons for shoulder pain and the treatment depends on the circumstances.
If traumatic in nature then rest, heat/ice and anti-inflammatory medications work best. Physical therapy may also help. But shoulder pain can also be a sign of diseases of internal organs including the lungs and heart. A careful medical evaluation is needed.
Dr. Douglas Mund
Dr. Douglas Mund
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